Author: Michelle Hazelton

Nightwatchman 6.5 released – Introducing the PC Estate Profiler

Hello All, I’m very pleased to announce the release of 1E’s globally renowned PC power management solution - NightWatchman Enterprise 6.5. Version 6.5 officially supports Microsoft Systems 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 as well as Windows Server 2012, SQL 2012, Office 2013 and Windows … Continue reading →

Face facts, WE are responsible for the “unseasonal” weather

I lost count of the number of people who commented on the unseasonal weather whilst out going about my business this weekend. Here, in Sheffield, we had about 15cm of snow fall over the course of Friday and Saturday. This … Continue reading →

Patch Tuesday – hell for IT admins and end-users

After reading a recent Register article (Microsoft preps UPDATE EVERYTHING patch batch) it got me thinking. How many organizations actually manage the Windows update patching process to minimize impact on users? Microsoft will be delivering seven bulletins today, Tuesday 11 [..]

Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager and 1E NightWatchman® Enterprise

We are pleased to announce that NightWatchman Enterprise 6.1 is fully compliant with Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). NightWatchman was also tested with Windows Server 2012 and SQL 2012, no issues were found. NightWatchman Enterprise will be … Continue reading →

NightWatchman Enterprise Saves Power and CO2. Fact.

As the recently appointed Product Manager for 1E NightWatchman Enterprise, I’d like to introduce myself and to talk about some issues that are prevalent in all of our lives today. As 1E’s flagship sustainability solution, you may already be aware … Continue reading →


After a series of events in Brussels in April, is Europe now ready to commit to energy efficiency for 2020? The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) organized over 700 events across Europe to show, promote, discuss and celebrate energy efficiency … Continue reading →

Green IT: Good for business, good for the environment

So what is the main driver for developing a Green IT strategy?  Is it for the green image?  Is it driven by the green advocate from within?  Or is it because the organization genuinely cares about the ever-increasing carbon footprint … Continue reading →

Understanding US Government Carbon Tax: Cap-and-Trade

A data center with 1000 servers running at 13% utilization with a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) of 2 will be producing approximately 2000 metric tons of CO2 per year. If we estimate that each Cap-and-Trade permit (per metric ton) will … Continue reading →

The UK Tax Implications of High Energy Usage in Data Centres

A data centre with 1000 servers running at 13% utilization with a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE)  of 2 and an energy rate of 0.12p per kWh will pay £18k in CCL taxes per annum. The following is a summary of … Continue reading →